[Spadaro] No Need For Worry, Eagles Fans
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:28 PM
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:09 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:32 AM
What the heck is that supposed to mean? We're not interviewing Leatherface? We're not impatient because we think there running out of candidates; it's because we don't think the front office knows where they want to go with the team. The fact that they have done nothing to share with the fans the type of coach they're looking for indicates to many that they are "easter egging" the process.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:06 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:38 AM
We're still in the running for Gus, and I think this is the "real" man Lurie wants.
Plus, remember, interviewing all these other guys provides the Eagles with a ton of insight and information. As you know, all the candidates come in with their observations of what the Eagles must do to maximize their current personnel and plug holes in the current system. This amounts to invaluable feedback for Lurie and Roseman. It's a win-win scenario, even if you don't hire the guy...
P.S. Free Brizer...
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:14 AM
This has gotten embarrassing.
We'll get someone, and they'll give us the "This was our guy all along" line of BS they're so good at parroting. But it'll be interesting to see how fast they throw "their guy" under the bus, if he doesn't make them look like geniuses for hiring a darkhorse.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:29 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:12 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:14 AM
The only potential draw-back i can forsee may be his age. At 54, he may be about 10-15 years older than the age the Eagles FO is targeting. I have a feeling Spuds is right though. When we do make a hire, I have confidence it will be the right one. Andy Reid certainly wasn't on my Wish List a decade and a half ago..
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:16 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:05 AM
1.> No right minded coach will stand for being teamed with Howie Roseman. Three respected leaders of elite college football programs told Lurie: THANKS, but NO THANKS. Andy Reid might have given Jeff Lurie an exit interview. If AR was forthright, he'd have told Lurie that his "pie-in-the-sky" notions are ridiculous and that Roseman will prevent him from hiring anyone worthwhile.
2.> If Roseman isn't bad enough, Lurie also has Tom Donahoe. Donahoe did nothing but annoy Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh and ast a mere 2 seaons in Buffalo as GM--before Ralph Wilson re-hired OCTOGENARIAN Marv Levy--in a desperate measure to rid his team of Donahoe.
I gues in Lurie's math, if you have TWO NEGATIVES--it makes a positive.
Lurie is asleep at the switch...just like he showed us when he didn't fire Reid and staff at the end of 2011.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:17 AM
There maybe be a UNICORN HC...and guy who is so hungry to join the ranks of the NFL HCs that he will overlook the pitfalls of Lurie's shaken organization.
Or, maybe Lurie actually hires a business consultant--and has that individual tell him that Howie Roseman is one major reason that quality canidtates are de-selecting the Eagles.
Or, maybe Howie becomes the HC and the GM.
Lurie is making a huge mess. I said he should have fired Reid & Roseman together. Now he'll have to settle for a 3rd rate HC and a series of 5-11 seasons before seeing an error.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:23 AM
Lurie really has 1 choice. Hire and Coach and a General Manager.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:31 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:37 AM
I need to find a new cliche
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:44 AM
As Howie Roseman has gained in influence, responsibility and authority...the Eagles W-L record has plunged from 11-5 in 2009 to 4-12 in 2012.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:12 AM
Gus Bradley. Whats not to like? I think he'd a a leading candidate period...but the Accountants have been hot to hire a major college coach...for some reason ( presumably because Howie's NFL experience exceeds theirs). Were I Bradley, I am thinking about MY TEAM and PLAYERS in 2013 and the play-offs. I am not thinking about my next career move--as much as about my next gridiron adversary.
Belichick put PSU's O'Brien off the Eagles...and I think that "fact" is pretty well known around the NFL. Roseman is very aggressive when it comes to his personal advancement. Until he shows that he is a team player...he will be disliked and disrespected. I don't see Bradley as wanting to Captain a ship that has a divisive crew. I'd want a clean slate. (like Reid got in KC...) Can you imagine the fights when Gus decides to let go of Howie's sacred cow players. Not seeing a fit.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:14 AM
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